Hello all - its hot here too. On to my issue, I have three hives that had two deeps and one super on each. I don't really know what to do this time of year. I am reading a lot about people extracting honey now but don't know if that's what I should be doing now. My highest priority is for the hives to make it through the winter.
I have been inspecting each of them every two weeks and all seems well from what I could see. Is there any specific things to be checking now? What should I be looking for and what if anything should I be doing to insure they make it through the winter? Also, when should I take the supers off and harvest the honey from them?
Please let me apologize for the naive nature of my questions however this is my third year trying to get hives established and winter over with little luck. Any advice you could give on this topic would be greatly appreciated.